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Agilent Technologies to acquire RedSwitch

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Agilent Technologies has acquired the remaining 26% interest in switch fabric silicon developer RedSwitch in a deal expected to close by the end of November.

Prior to this acquisition, Agilent held a controlling 74% interest in the company and established a collaborative agreement to develop the HDMP-2840 InfiniBand Switch IC, which is now available.

After completion, RedSwitch will be integrated into Agilent’s semiconductor products group, according to group senior VP Dick Chang.

“This acquisition will add expertise to key technologies – InfiniBand and RapidIO - and will strengthen Agilent’s broad networking product and technology portfolio,” Chang said.

RedSwitch currently develops and distributes advanced switch fabric silicon products implementing the emerging InfiniBand and RapidIO standards.

Both Agilent and RedSwitch collaborated for two years to develop an 8-port, 4x InfiniBand switch IC, which was sampled at the Intel Developer Forum 2001 and made available generally at this year’s IDF.

No financial details were disclosed.

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